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- Re: Maxtor Debate
March 11, 2005, 12:27 am
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On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 06:06:27 GMT, "John@Smith.com"
I wasn't aware of this problem. About three weeks ago I bought a
Seagate 300GB internal drive from Fry's to replace a 200GB Seagate.
After installing it I copied about 160GB of data from the 200GB drive
to the 300Gb drive without problem. The 300GB drive worked fine for
about four days when it started having write problems. I replaced it
with a Maxtor 200GB drive that Staples had on sale. I had no problem
copying about 170GB of data from the 300GB Seagate to the Maxtor
drive, which has been running fine for about two weeks now.
Re: Maxtor Debate
Yeah they have the same type of reviews for the 400 gig. I guess if
your experience is common than Seagate must be having the kind of
reliability record that Maxtor bashers claim Maxtor has for the
whole 300 and 400 gig series. A catastrophic failure rate. The funny
thing is no ones writing about it like they are with Maxtor. And some
of the reviewers are claiming they get too hot.
Its also funny cause I actually just bought a Seagate at a sale on
Friday as a "backup" but this is the 160 gig one - I pray there isnt
some hidden catrastrophic record of these drives which will burst into
public view. Anyway I was really pleasantly surprised that this one
does have a 5 year warranty . Some of the other Seagates sold at
Compusa recently were listed with a 1 year warranty like the Maxtors
and WDs on sale.
Re: Maxtor Debate
Seagate had their bashed days long before Maxtor... Now it's Maxtors turn.
I'm sure if you wait a bit longer Seagate will be the drive of choice to
Honestly though, Maxtor have been the least reliable drive for me... Not
just for failures, but for noise and heat.
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